Photos by Britton W Crosby
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Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated September 12, 2020
PORTSMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT BOAT
Portsmouth Fire Department Boat
2019 Ribcraft 26' Rigid Hull Inflatable Rescue Boat.
Powered by 250 hp Mercury outboard.
The boat has a 250 gpm fire pump.
Portsmouth keeps the boat at the NH State Port Authority pier just below
the Route 1 Bridge over the Piscataqua River.
Portsmouth was previously served by the 2006 MetalCraft FireStorm 30
"Fireboat 1" from 2007-2016. The boat then went to the New Castle, NH
Fire Department for a few years. In 2020, that vessel was acquired by the
Newburyport, MA Fire Department.
Photos of new boat Sept 2020
PORTSMOUTH FIRE BOAT
(Note: Boat transferred to New Castle, NH FD in 2016)
NEW CASTLE FIRE BOAT
"FIRE 1 BOAT"
2006 Metal Craft Firestorm 30
2000 gpm Fire Boat
Portsmouth transferred ownership of the 2006 MetalCraft FireStorm 30 to
the New Castle, NH FD in 2016. New Castle is located just east of Portsmouth.
The Portsmouth boat is also named "Sagamore" after the first
Steam Fire Engine purchased by Portsmouth c. 1864
PORTSMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
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